How do you keep school horses fresh?

At recent clinics for therapeutic riding facilities, we considered ideas to:

  • teach a horse new “buttons” and erase those that are no longer needed
  • fit a really effective skill tune- up into a minimum schooling time budget
  • prevent sourness and unwanted habits   
  • evaluate a donated horse for suitability

We solved some “horse puzzles” using tools from the science of how horses think and learn.